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You are kindly invited to join from 20 July 2020 the Lithuanian language classes online, on Skype or Zoom platforms. The course will be conducted by professional teachers with a wast teaching experience. Interesting virtual study tours of Vilnius and other regions of Lithuania are also included in the programme.

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Today, a charter flight organized by company Kidy Tour, Ministries of Transport and Foreign Affairs and the Lithuanian Embassy in Japan took off from Denpasar Airport in Bali, Indonesia and is en route to Vilnius. This is the longest flight organized by the Lithuanian Government for Lithuanian citizens who have been stranded abroad due to canceled flights.

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From March 20, 2020, visa-free entry to the Philippines is temporarily suspended.  Visa issuances are also temporarily suspended and all previously issued visas are deemed cancelled. Spouses and children of Filipino nationals are exempted from these temporary restrictions.

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1. On March 18th, “New measures to strengthen border measures” were decided at the 20th Meeting of the Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters. These measures were decided, amidst the further spreading of coronavirus in foreign countries, to take proactive measures including border controls, aligning with measures taken by foreign countries, in order to prevent the further spread of infections.
2. The measures include following visa restrictions. These measures will be implemented from 0:00 am of March 21st (Japan Standard Time (JST)) until the last day of April. (The implementation period can be renewed.)
 (1) The validity of single or multiple-entry visa issued by March 20th by Japanese Embassies or Consulates General in subject countries (Note).
 (2) Visa exemption measures for the subject countries will be gradually suspended.
(Note) Schengen countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland), Andorra, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Egypt, Iran, Ireland, Monaco, Romania, San Marino, the United Kingdom, and Vatican.
3. As a consequence, following people will not be permitted to enter Japan from 0:00 am of March 21st (JST).
 (1) Those who intend to enter Japan with single or multiple-entry visa issued by March 20th by Japanese Embassies or Consulates General in the subject countries (Note).
 (2) Those who possess a passport issued by the countries for which visa exemption measures are suspended and intend to enter Japan without obtaining a visa.
4. The latest information on present measures related to visa restrictions will be published on the websites of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Japanese Embassies and Consulates General as necessary. Those who plan to travel to Japan are advised to refer to these websites regularly.
5. From 0:00 am of March 21st (JST), the measures to call upon all nationals arriving from the subject countries (Note) to wait 14 days at a location designated by the quarantine station chief and to refrain from using public transportation will be introduced. Those who plan to travel to Japan are invited to take note of these measures carefully. Please contact the Ministry of Health, Labour and WelfareOpen a New Window for inquiries related to these measures.
6. Please visit the website of Prime Minister of Japan and his CabinetOpen a New Window for the “New measures to strengthen border measures”.
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The Lithuanian Government has placed the whole territory of the Republic of Lithuania under quarantine from March 16, 2020 at 00.00 o'clock until March 30, 2020.

As a consequence, restrictions of movement across the state border and within the country shall:

  • be imposed on all persons arriving in the Republic of Lithuania, except for Lithuanian nationals and those who hold a valid Lithuanian residence permit;
  • not be applied to foreign nationals leaving the country;
  • be imposed on all persons traveling by air, rail and land;
  • not be applied on movement of goods;
  • be imposed on movement of people within the country, as certain restrictions on public transportation will be introduced;
  • Traveling restrictions shall not apply to:
  1. foreign nationals who are family members of Lithuanian citizens;
  2. foreign nationals holding a permanent Lithuanian residence permit;
  3. foreign nationals holding a valid work permit allowing them to work in the Republic of Lithuania;
  4. foreign nationals holding a diplomatic status and members of their families;
  5. foreign nationals serving in military units of NATO and Allies.

Lithuanian citizens, with some exceptions, are banned from leaving the country, and foreigners will be banned from entering the country.

Arrival of foreign nationals in the Republic of Lithuania is prohibited, except for drivers and members of crews in case of commercial and/or international carriage of goods; residents of the Republic of Lithuania, diplomats, and military personnel of military units of NATO and NATO countries, their staff and members of their families.

Foreign nationals will be allowed to enter the territory of Lithuania until midnight, March 19 on condition they cross without indispensable stop.

Border crossing shall be allowed at the following international border crossing points: Kalvarija–Budzisko, Saločiai–Grenctāle, Būtingė–Rucava, Smėlynė–Medume, Medininkai–Kamenyj Log, Raigardas–Privalka, Kybartai–Chernyshevskoe, Panemunė–Sovietsk, Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga, Šiauliai airports, and the Klaipėda State Seaport.

Movement of goods shall not be restricted.

The majority of shops shall be closed except for groceries and pharmacies.

Individuals are obliged to self-isolate after returning from abroad.

All gatherings held in open and closed spaces are suspended until March 27

All public institutions advised to switch to teleworking as much as possible.

Travel recommendations

Prohibitions to nationals of the Republic of Lithuania to leave the Republic of Lithuania is applied, except return to the places of residence or work and holders of a permit of the Head of the State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania or an authorised official.

More information:

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Cancellation of Reception Added2020.02.27

Due to unforeseen circumstances concerning Coronavirus infection and announcements of Japanese authorities, we are sorry to inform you that the reception planned by the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania on March 10th, on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of Restoration of Independence of Lithuania, at Hotel Okura is cancelled.

Please accept our apologies for any occurring inconveniences. We hope to see you at our future events.

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EPA 1 year anniversary Added2020.02.06

EU Delegation in Tokyo commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Japan - EU Partnership Agreement. The agreement has greatly facilitated the export of EU products to Japan and boosted business relations. The event featured products from ten EU countries currently successfully exported to Japan. Among them, we have presented Lithuanian smart sonar Deeper, which has been imported to the country for three years already. Deeper products are used not only by fishermen but by Japanese companies, too – including TEPCO, the Tokyo power grid operator.

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Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Japan has the pleasure to announce a concert by violinist Ms Žydrė Ovsiukaitė, on the Occasion of the Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania, which will take place on Friday, February 14th, 2020, at 19:00 (doors open at 18:30) at the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, 3-7-18 Motoazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0046.

After the concert, guests will be invited for a glass of wine and snacks.

To register, we kindly ask You to complete a short registration form:

Due to limited space available, the registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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At the ASEM Transport Ministers' meeting in Budapest, Lithuania's Deputy Minister of Transport, G. Mažeika met with Japan's Deputy Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Wada Masamune. G. Mažeika presented the major Lithuanian transport infrastructure projects - Rail Baltica and Klaipeda State Seaport development and opportunities for Japanese businesses to participate. The Vice-Ministers of both countries signed a Memorandum of Intent on cooperation in the field of transport.


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On 13 December, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Australia Gediminas Varvuolis opened the Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in Darwin. Mrs Egle Garrick, an active member of the Lithuanian World Community, was appointed as the Honorary Consul of Lithuania in the Northern Territory.

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On 11 December, Lithuania was presented at Jakarta International Women's Club Charity Bazaar. For the first time at this Bazaar Lithuanian stand was installed, in cooperation between the Embassy of Lithuania in Tokyo and the Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in Jakarta.

The patron of the event, First Lady of Indonesia, visited Lithuanian stand, where she was presented with Lithuanian crafts and food products.

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On 10 December, the Ambassador of Lithuania Gediminas Varvuolis presented his letters of credence to the Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi.

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Ambassador Gediminas Varvuolis visited laser exhibition Photonix 2019 and met with a delegation of Lithuanian laser manufacturers. The delegation arrived on the occasion of a business mission organised by Enterprise Lithuania and have met with Lithuanian laser distributors in Japan. Together with the representatives of the companies, Ambassador visited Japanese distributors' booths where Lithuanian laser products are exhibited, attracting great interest from the attendees of the exhibition. Lithuania has been exporting scientific and industrial lasers to Japan for more than 20 years and in 2018 have exported lasers worth 15 million €.

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On December 2, 2019, political consultations between Lithuania and Japan took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. They comprised discussions on bilateral relations, regional issues and plans for joint activities in 2020 commemorating on the 80th “visas for life” issued by Chiune Sugihara in Kaunas

Political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and Japan have been held since 2001. At this year's meeting in Tokyo, the Lithuanian delegation was led by Diana Mickevičienė, Director of the Latin America, Africa, Asia and Oceania Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Kunihiko Kawazu, Deputy Director General of the European Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Also, the Lithuanian delegation participated in a round table discussion "Security Challenges in Europe and Asia: Lithuania and Japan", organized by the Lithuanian Embassy in Tokyo in cooperation with the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo and took part in the opening of the Lithuanian Visa Center in Tokyo.

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